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July 29, 2004

Albany Democrat-Herald

Jamie Dieveney, tenor and musical director of The Coats, holds the mike Monday evening for Jason Ritz, with son Glenn, 5, on his lap. Ritz mimicked an "acoustical rap" that Dieveney had just performed for the crowd during the Mondays at Monteith concert in Albany's Monteith Riverpark. Dieveney picked a good candidate from the audience. Ritz, who works in marketing for a turf company, sang for one year in the Brigham Young University Men's Chorus. The Coats, an a-cappella quartet, delighted the crowd of 3,100 - a record for the 10-year Monday series - with more than an hour of their songs. Tim Ryan and the Pit Bosses, featuring Chanteuse, also performed. Donations collected Monday totaled $1,600, also a series record. "On Monday nights we usually get $200," said organizer Jan Taylor of the Albany Parks and Recreation Department. The Coats will be on next summer's River Rhythms Thursday concert lineup, Taylor added.

Posted by acapnews at July 29, 2004 8:07 AM

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